The Hive Mind: A Xenomorphing Podcast
Episode 29: This is Xenomorphing, Signing Off

Episode 29: This is Xenomorphing, Signing Off

November 6, 2022

Dave, Devan, and Michael come back home to Gateway Station and have their final discussion for the Xenomorphing podcast.  In this farewell episode, the crew talk about their time being a part of an Alien podcast, what they enjoyed about it, and how much it meant to them.  They also talk about what they're looking forward to as they shift away from the Alien series.  We're so incredibly thankful and appreciative of you being with us for the last 2.5 years, and while Xenomorphing may be ending, the crew will be back with a brand new horror film podcast!  That's right, we're excited to bring you a new as-yet-unnamed show where we will review and discuss hundreds of films within the horror genre.  Stay tuned for more information!  Thank you again for listening, and stay frosty!

Episode 28: Prometheus, Part III - ”Sometimes to create, one must first destroy.”

Episode 28: Prometheus, Part III - ”Sometimes to create, one must first destroy.”

September 23, 2022

Dave, Devan, Michael, and special guest Bradley Suedbeck hop aboard Vicker's lifeboat for some bubbly and continue the discussion on Prometheus, this time focusing on the characters and deleted scenes from the film.  The crew explore how well the various characters worked within the film, where they fell short, and who among them stood out the most.  They also examine some of Prometheus' many deleted and edited scenes, and which ones they felt should've been kept in the final cut.  Thank you again for listening and supporting us!  Stay frosty! 

Episode 27: Weyland Archives - Baseball

Episode 27: Weyland Archives - Baseball

September 3, 2022

Dave, Ryan, and special guest John Kavanagh take a shuttle from Gateway Station to Citi Field in Queens, New York to watch the Mets and talk about one of their favorite sports: Baseball.  The guys reminisce about when their love of the game began and why it has been such a lifelong passion for them.  They also discuss who they believe will be the leading teams at the end of this season, who will win the MVP and CY Young awards in both the American and National leagues, and some of their favorite baseball related memories.  We hope you enjoy this unique side episode as much as we did.  Thanks as always for listening!  Play ball!

Episode 26: Prey - Review and Discussion

Episode 26: Prey - Review and Discussion

August 22, 2022

Dave, Michael, Devan, and Mykal take an ill-fated trip to the Great Plains with some French trappers to discuss the fifth and latest installment in the "Predator" franchise, "Prey."  The crew talk about the many aspects of the prequel that they enjoyed, from the cinematography and soundtrack to the portrayal of the Predator and the acting, especially Amber Midthunder in the lead role as Naru.  They also talk about the very few aspects they thought could have been improved upon and what we could look forward to in a potential sequel.  This is a fantastic discussion about a film that has been getting many rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.  There are plenty of spoilers, so if you haven't seen Prey yet, we recommend watching it first before listening to this episode.  Thanks again as always for your continued support, and remember: "If it bleeds, we can kill it!" 

Episode 25: Alien Comic Books

Episode 25: Alien Comic Books

July 20, 2022

Dave, Devan, Mykal, and special guest Brad Suedbeck head over to Sevastopol Station's Comics 'R' Us store to explore their love for comic books within the Alien franchise.  After talking about how they were initially introduced to comics, the crew spend time discussing Aliens: Genocide and several others, exploring the writing, art and illustration, and how they have contributed to the lore of the Alien series.  We think you'll really enjoy listening to these grunts chat about Alien comics, especially if you're a comic book fan as well.  Thanks as always for your listenership and support!  Stay frosty!

Episode 24: ”This is rumor control.  Here are the facts.”

Episode 24: ”This is rumor control. Here are the facts.”

June 24, 2022

On an bug hunt mission to the Outer Rim, Dave, Michael, Devan, and Ryan take a quick repose to look at some recent announcements: The release of the official trailer the upcoming Predator prequel entitled "Prey," an in-development, top-down, squad-based, 3rd-person shooter Alien game called "Alien: Dark Descent," and finally "Pathogen," an upcoming DLC for the 2021 video game "Aliens: Fireteam Elite."  The Crew discuss their excitement for these upcoming entries into the Predator and Alien universes, and their hopes that they'll not only be enjoyable but also help continue to expand and improve the franchises as well.  Thank you once again for your listenership and support.  Stay frosty!

Episode 23: Alien 3, Part II - Characters

Episode 23: Alien 3, Part II - Characters

May 26, 2022

The Crew gather together to address rumor control and discuss the characters of Alien 3.  Dave, Michael, Devan, and Ryan explore the various convicts and crew members on Fiorina 161, focusing on which characters stuck out the most to them, their favorite moments among the prisoners, and how well the characters worked overall, following up on the iconic personalities from both Alien and Aliens.  This was a fun discussion as we continue our look back at Alien 3 on the 30 year anniversary of its release.  Thank you as always for listening.  Stay frosty!

Episode 22: Prometheus, Part II - ”There is nothing in the desert, and no man needs nothing.”

Episode 22: Prometheus, Part II - ”There is nothing in the desert, and no man needs nothing.”

May 15, 2022

Dave and Devan meet up with special guest Clara Carija on the Prometheus' lifeboat to have some drinks and continue the discussion on the film, this time focusing on arguably one of the more iconic characters of the Alien franchise: the android David 8, played by Michael Fassbender.  The crew talk about what they enjoyed most about the character and Fassbender's performance, David's importance to the franchise, how his story was continued with Alien Covenant and the direction further movies or tv shows could go with his character.  We hope you enjoy this discussion.  Thank you so much again for your love and support.  Stay frosty!

Episode 21: William Gibson’s Alien III

Episode 21: William Gibson’s Alien III

April 13, 2022

Devan, Michael, and Ryan wear their best cyberpunk cosplay and discuss William Gibson's Alien 3 script, the first of many failed attempts by multiple writers during the film's tumultuous production process.  The crew talk about what they liked in the script, areas where it fell short, and whether it would've worked if 20th Century greenlit it into a feature length film.  They also discuss how studio interference, budget concerns, and lack of faith in the project in general ultimately contributed to the demise of the Gibson's attempt.  We hope you enjoy this episode as we continue our 30th anniversary celebration of Alien 3.  Thank you so much, once again, for your continued support.  Stay frosty! 

Episode 20: Prometheus, Part I - ”The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.”

Episode 20: Prometheus, Part I - ”The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.”

March 23, 2022

David, Michael, Devan, and special guest Dave use the star maps from various archaeological cave drawings and travel to LV-223 to talk about and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2012 sort-of Alien prequel "Prometheus."  They discuss what they liked most about the film, what didn't work as well, the many cut and edited scenes that might have improved the film, and how their views of the film may have changed after 10 years.  They also talk a bit about how the 2017 sequel "Alien: Covenant" both succeeded and failed in following up on the narrative, characters, and themes contained in its predecessor.  This is a fun, vibrant discussion about a movie that, for better or worse, has left a lasting impression on many within the Alien fandom.  Once again, thank you so much for listening and supporting our show!  Stay frosty!

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